Demographics of Consumer Food Spending, 2020


The Food Institute’s newly revamped Demographics of Consumer Food Spending, 2020 Edition examines consumer spending patterns on food, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 Consumer Expenditures survey (the latest data available), and showing historical trends dating back several years. This redesigned report features more of the data you need in a clearer and more concise format.

It provides an easy-to-read breakdown of spending on food overall, food at-home (in 24 categories & sub-categories including beef, poultry, fruits & vegetables, dairy products and bakery products), and food away-from-home. Topics covered include age, income, career, education, race, gender and region of the U.S.

The data presents average annual food spending by household, food spending as a percent of annual expenditures and distribution of food spending for the following groups:

Size of household
Race & Ethnicity
Various family configurations
Regions of the U.S. (including major metro areas)